I heard about some big news affecting pets in New Mexico, so today I’m turning my blog over to Travelin’ Jack, the state’s Dog Governor, New Mexico’s pre-eminent Pet Travel Guru, dog about town, and…well, I’ll let him tell you. Heeere’s Jack!
As New Mexico’s roving bulldog reporter, I’m always sniffing out news in the pet world, and especially places that welcome me and my canine constituents. So I grabbed my groupies — pup-erazzi included — and off we went to check out the new Angel Fire Resort and Clubhouse.
I was happy to find an open-air bar that was pup friendly, and climbed the high topper stool and ordered up a tall cold one. They fixed me my very own Canine Roy Rogers in a sipping bowl –- icy cool water, gently mixed with crushed flavored ice, a hint of grenadine topped by a cherry — YUM! Now you tell me…what thirsty pup wouldn’t like to wash down the dust in a fab setting like this?
A place that’s been pet friendly for quite a while, Flying Star Cafe has nine locations in New Mexico (Albuquerque and Santa Fe). My personal backyard favorite is the one on Paseo del Norte and Wyoming in Albuquerque. In addition to offering a fab menu of fresh and tasty fare for the human foodies, they have long catered to four-footed guests in their nicely set up pet-io dining areas…some shady spots, some sunny spots, with lots of greenery tucked around…and doggie water bowls and snacks! It’s the canine’s — and human’s — spot to be and to be seen.
But I’ve saved the BIG news for the end: Here’s the scoop…. (or is it the poop?) New Mexico legislators voted in a new pet-friendly bill that passed paws-down (‘er, let me correct that: In this case it was hands down as we don’t yet have a canine senator!). The bill states that restaurants all over the state now have the option to serve customers with a leashed dog at a restaurant patio. Governor Susana Martinez signed it into law in April, and it will take effect in July. This means we have dog rights to dine al fresco with our person/s…YEAH!
So with this new law allowin’ us dogs to dine at eateries around the state, I’m taking the challenge! We’re hitting the road and checking out pet-friendly restaurants ALL around New Mexico! Check out Travelin’ Jack’s Dog Blog to see where we turn up next.
Doggie Hugs and Slurpy Kisses!